The celestial sage, Naradha, once told Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Parvathy that there is no equal to Anusuya's chastity even in heaven. These words of Naradha provoked jealousy and anger in the minds of the three Devis. Naradha started a game by giving the three Devis some grains made of iron and asked them to cook them.But none of them could do it while Anusuya did it. He confirmed his claim about the unique chastity of Anasuya through this incident. Pentakarulu is the other name for the cooked gram in Kannada language. This word became Bangalore in course of time. The temple is situated at the site where sage Athri lived with his wife Anusuya.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For fame and prosperity
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.
5:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.